Little feet can make a big difference this June as Barnardo’s Big Toddle returns to raise money for vulnerable children

Children, families and nurseries are being called on to put their best foot forward for Barnardo’s, as the charity announces 2018’s Big Toddle raised an incredible £231,512.   Last year’s Barnardo’s annual Big Toddle fundraiser saw thousands of under-fives take part in short, sponsored “toddles” to raise money for the UK’s largest children’s charity, which supports more than 301,000 children, young people, parents and carers across the UK. The charity is now once again calling for children, families and nurseries to join in the fun this summer as Big Toddle…

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Banking on Barnardo’s raises an incredible £297,000 to support the UK’s most vulnerable children

Financial sector leaders raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the most vulnerable children and young people supported by Barnardo’s, the UK’s leading children’s charity. The second Banking on Barnardo’s fundraising event, held on March 13 at London’s iconic Merchant Taylor’s Hall, was an opportunity for the financial sector to come together in support of Barnardo’s and the causes it champions.  The evening was attended by 240 leaders from the financial services industry who raised over £297,000for the charity and follows the success of the first event in 2016. During…

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Comedy stars raise the roof for Barnardo’s

Some of television’s favourite comedians united for a bumper night of comedy in London to help raise thousands of pounds for children’s charity Barnardo’s. Hosted by Barnardo’s Youth Ambassador Tom Lucy, a stellar line-up of acts entertained a packed crowd at the Comedy Store in Leicester Square, including surprise special guest John Bishop, Jack Whitehall, Ed Byrne, Joel Dommett, Jaime Lang, Shappi Khorsandi, London Hughes, Larry Dean, Tom Rosenthal, Rhys James and Patrick Monahan. Jack Whitehall said: “When I was asked to take part in this wonderful comedy night for…

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Celebrities read adventures of Barnardo’s Big Todd for school children to mark World Book Day

A trio of celebrities have been filmed reading inspiring and encouraging stories for schoolchildren about the adventures of Barnardo’s mascot Big Todd to mark World Book Day. Each digital book features Big Todd, the mascot of Barnardo’s annual Big Toddle pre-school fundraiser, and aims to encourage children to be brave, adventurous, and supportive. The charity has produced the e-books for primary school teachers, who are part of the charity’s education programme, to use as a free digital lesson plan. Actor Jason Flemyng, TV Astronomer Mark Thompson and Olympic swimmer Mark Foster,…

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Barnardo’s calls for LGBT relationships to be included in lessons in all schools

The UK’s largest national children’s charity is urging the Government to listen to feedback from its relationship and sex education consultation as the charity celebrates LGBT History Month. Barnardo’s says there must be education about same sex relationships in both secondary and primary school lessons. The Department for Education is reviewing the responses submitted to the consultation to update the guidance on how relationships and sex education should be taught. The topics covered in relationships education include subjects that Barnardo’s believe should be taught, including healthy relationships, consent and online…

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